At a press conference held yesterday, Alberto Del Patron (Del Rio) announced he will be heading a new promotion called Nacion Lucha Libre. Below is a video of the announcement.
The promotion will hold it’s debut event on Thursday, July 11 at Sala De Armas in Mexico City, Mexico. They have also secured a TV deal which will show the debut event and all future shows. They will be aired on the ImageTV network on Saturday nights at 10.30CST to midnight. The first episode (debut show) will air on Saturday, July 13.
The poster below shows that former WWE and Impact Wrestling star MVP will be appearing. He will head Team Puerto Rico vs Team Mexico in the main event.
El Primer Gran Cartel "La Batalla Inicial" de @NacionLucha
Contará con el Homenaje a Las Leyendas Dos Caras y @tinieblasalushe ,el combate estelar se lo llevará MEX vs PR – @PrideOfMexico @hijodelfantasma @WagnerJrOficial vs #MVP #Apolo @ElMesias_AAA y muchas más estrellas pic.twitter.com/ZHYSN7wN1I
— C͙L͙U͙B͙ A͙L͙B͙E͙R͙T͙I͙S͙T͙A͙ 🉑 (@DahamarGarcia1) June 11, 2019
Also former manager of Del Patron back in WWE, Ricardo Rodriguez is advertised as a referee for the show.
— Rodriguez 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@RRWWE) June 11, 2019
Below is the card for the debut event:
Team Mexico (Alberto El Patron, Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo del Fantasma) vs. Team Puerto Rico (MVP, El Mesias, Apolo)
Damian 666 vs. El Solar vs. Negro Navarro vs. El Canek
Fresero Jr. & Mr. Iguana vs. Bestia 666 & Black Taurus vs. The Laredo Kid & The Tiger
Flamita & Daga vs. Rey Horus & Puma King
Sexy Star, Lady Flammer, Reina Oscura vs. Thunder Rosa, Cristy Jaynes, Stephanie Vaquer
Bram, La Mascara, Batab El Guerrero vs. Hijo de Dos Caras, Hijo de Wagner, Dual
Relampago vs Heddi Karaoui
— Apolo Valdés (@apolovaldes) June 11, 2019
Blake’s Take: News has been rife for a few months now that Alberto was putting together a new promotion for Mexico. Rumors were that it could be an MMA company due to his long-standing love for the sport, but eventually, he has created Nacion Lucha Libre. Bringing in some well known outside names such as MVP and Rodriguez is a clever move. Whether Mexico can sustain yet another Lucha promotion remains to be seen, but Alberto still has star power in the country. That alone should give it a head start.